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Re: Aluminum Head?
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Edelbrock also sells a kit of jets and metering rods to customize their carb to more specific needs (e.g., altitude and engine size). They also have a manual for their carbs which includes a table of recommended rods and jets.

Posted on: 5/3 10:29
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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That is one of the most attractive 41s I have seen. Simple and gorgeous. Someone is going to get a beautiful Packard.

Posted on: 5/1 11:21
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Re: Manual brake conversion
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May be a bit off topic, but is anyone familiar with brake master cylinders being boosted by the power steering pump? I recall seeing one of these boosters being installed on one of the car restoration programs. Maybe it was on one of the Restoration Garage episodes? One of these boosters may solve the space problem if the car already has power steering.

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Re: RIk's 56 ultramatic
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Riki, as I recall from my 55 Clipper, the spring tension to hold and lock the ignition switch in place is very strong. I was wondering if lessening the tension would help prevent the bezel from breaking. Maybe shorten the spring a small amount?

Posted on: 4/30 11:59
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Re: Aluminum Head?
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I have noted earlier that the aftermarket aluminum heads have their spark plug location located more centrally in the combustion chamber than the Packard heads. Packard placed the spark plug over the exhaust valve. These two photos showing the aftermarket and Packard heads are the clearest examples of this I have seen. I wonder why the difference?

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Posted on: 4/30 11:43
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Re: 1937 headlight wiring
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Roger, I believe your headlights are working as designed. There is a low setting with both low beams; there is a high setting with both high beams; and a third setting with the LH low beam and the RH high beam. All this woks in conjunction with the light switch and dimmer switch. This third setting was to allow for good illumination of the shoulder of the road and at the same time dim the driver side headlight when meeting another vehicle. This was thought to provide optimum lighting for the driver while not blinding the oncoming driver. It is all described in your owners manual. Others here probably more about this.

Posted on: 4/30 11:04
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Re: Various CL Pickings
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58L8134 wrote:
A '53 Clipper Special, manual shift, overdrive relay visible, good daily driver, for sale a long time:
https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto ... d-clipper/7312155928.html...
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Hmmm, the first photo shows the Clipper outside on what looks like snow and sitting very low with non stock wheels. Other photos show the car in an original state.

Posted on: 4/28 10:34
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Re: Ken's 1937 120 Touring Sedan
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Thank you, Ken. I am pleased that my suggestion was helpful in solving your problem. I get them right from time to time. Enjoy you project posts, please keep them coming. The 37 120C and 115C are favorites of mine.

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Re: KPack's 1954 Panama
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I think that a bent axle is more likely than a bent drum so that is something to check. Without the drum, check the axle run-out.


I agree with Don. More likely a bent axle than warped drum or backing plate. Easy enough to check as he suggests.

Posted on: 4/27 10:58
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Re: Manual brake conversion
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Chris, I had Ross Miller convert the Easamatic brake system on my 55 Clipper (non Torsion Level) to a conventional single master cylinder. All parts (pedal, cylinder, etc.) were from a pre-55 Packard. I was most pleased with the performance, smooth and efficient without much pedal pressure needed. Many non power brake Packard parts out there. I think you will like the change.

Posted on: 4/27 10:39
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